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Aid is prepared by the DA for Tabuk’s flash flood-affected maize producers.
13,880 kg of maize seeds will be distributed by the Department of Agriculture in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CAR) to farmers whose crops were harmed by the weekend flash flood in Tabuk City, Kalinga province.
According to a report the DA got on Monday, the flash flood that occurred on Saturday at 5 p.m. destroyed 177 metric tons of ready-to-harvest corn plants, totaling PHP3,009,000.
The DA stated in the same report that the incident had an impact on at least 30 farmers in the barangays of Tuga and Lanna.
The government reported that the impacted farmers can now get more than 13,000 kg of a hybrid yellow corn variety valued at PHP249,000.
DA-CAR Technical Director for Operations Danilo Daguio stated on Monday that “corn farmers cannot hold back their emotions” after seeing their corn plants that were uprooted, crushed, or covered in the muck while they were in the flowering stage.
Heavy rains that surged across Tabuk City caused the flash flood.
The plantations are located alongside a creek that is a tributary of the Chico River, according to Daguio.
According to him, flash floods and creek overflows have become recurring issues in the city in recent years.
He stated, “This can be linked to the transformation of grassland and woodland regions into corn areas.
Recall that during the first week of July, a flash flood also hit Banaue, Ifugao, causing the destruction of homes and many agricultural products.